Effective March 15, 2020, the IUOE Local 793 Life and Health Benefit Plan Trustees established an emergency relief grant to assist eligible Plan Members and their families to deal with the COVID-19 crisis.

 

The Trustees have received confirmation from the federal government that payments from the COVID-19 Local 793 Emergency Relief Grant Program will not reduce or eliminate your entitlement to the Canadian Emergency Relief Benefit (CERB) or Canadian Recovery Benefit (CRB).

 

In order to qualify for the COVID-19 Local 793 Emergency Relief Grant benefit between

March 15, 2020 – October 3, 2020.

  • Your employment must have been disrupted due to the COVID-19 crisis on or after March 15, 2020; and

  • You must be eligible under the Active Life and Health Benefits Plan when your employment is disrupted; and

  • You must have received payment from the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB).

YOU MUST REAPPLY MONTHLY (EVERY 4 WEEKS) TO GET THE COVID-19 LOCAL 793 EMERGENCY RELIEF GRANT PAYMENT, WHICH COINCIDES WITH YOUR CERB MONTHLY (4 WEEKS) PAYMENT

The IUOE Local 793 Life and Health Benefit Plan Trustees have decided to extend the Local 793 Emergency Relief Grant Program from October 4, 2020 – December 31, 2020.

 

In order to qualify for the COVID-19 Local 793 Emergency Relief Grant benefit between October 4, 2020 – December 31, 2020.

 

  • Your employment must have been disrupted due to the COVID-19 crisis on or after October 4, 2020; and

  • You must be eligible under the Active Life and Health Benefits Plan when your employment is disrupted; and

  • You must have received payment from either the New EI Benefit or the Canadian Recovery Benefit (CRB).

YOU MUST REAPPLY BI-WEEKLY (EVERY 2 WEEKS) TO GET THE

COVID-19 LOCAL 793 EMERGENCY RELIEF GRANT PAYMENT, WHICH COINCIDES WITH YOUR CERB/CRB BI-WEEKLY (2 WEEKS) PAYMENT

For the period of March 15 – October 3, 2020, COVID-19 Local 793 Emergency Relief Grant provides a taxable payment of up to $1,000 per 4-week period ($250 per week) for up to 16 weeks. This Relief Grant payment is in addition to the gross benefits you receive from the CERB.

 

For the period of October 4 – December 31, 2020, the COVID-19 Local 793 Emergency Relief Grant provides a taxable payment of up to $500 per 2-week period ($250 per week) for up to 13 weeks. This Relief Grant payment is in addition to the gross benefits you receive from the CRB.

 

The COVID 19 Local 793 Emergency Relief Grant is effective retroactive to March 15, 2020.

To ensure prompt payment of your COVID-19 Local 793 Emergency Relief Grant, please complete this claim form in its entirety and provide the required documents:

      • Proof you are in receipt of payment from the CERB program;

      AND

      • Your banking information 

The document providing evidence that you are in receipt of payment from the CERB or CRB program include a copy of CRA confirmation, CERB or CRB benefit cheque or CERB or CRB direct deposit confirmation.

FRAUDULENT claims are costly for all participants in a benefit plan and we will verify information to support your claim through requests for information and against employer remittances.

ANY Plan Member who intentionally provides false or misleading information in relation to this claim will be penalized.

Effective November 1, 2020, the Local 793 Relief Grant top-up benefit will be accessible on the Union website via your member profile. Once logged in to your member account profile, scroll down to RELIEF GRANT AND SUB PLAN and click the APPLY HERE button.

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